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George Shultz -- Citizen of Stanford

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George Shultz’s service as an American leader at the highest levels is well known.  But few people know in detail about his decades at Stanford.

In this program, Philip Taubman and John Taylor discussed Shultz’s life and work at Stanford. His extensive history at Stanford includes: A visiting scholar appointment at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences before his first cabinet appointment, faculty member at the Graduate School of Business, homeowner on the Stanford campus before he was Secretary of State, entertaining world leaders at his campus home while he was secretary of state, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, hosting two Mikhail Gorbachev visits to Stanford, prolific book author including co-authorship with Stanford faculty, convener of many conferences at Hoover and Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and enthusiastic supporter of Stanford sports and scholarship.

Philip Taubman, author of In the Nation’s Service: The Life and Times of George P. Shultz, is currently a lecturer at Stanford's Center for International Security and Arms Control. Before joining the faculty here, Taubman had an extensive career at The New York Times as reporter, editorial writer, bureau chief in Moscow and in Washington, and associate editor.


John Taylor, the George Shultz Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, was a friend, colleague, and co-author with George Shultz. Taylor served under three U.S. presidents as a member of the Council of Economic Advisors and was Undersecretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush. Together, John Taylor and George Shultz wrote Choose Economic Freedom.